A rule, code, convention or practice that is unwritten so it is plausibly deniable by those who order, use and/or enforce it. It is unwritten because it is illegal, unethical, amoral, unconstitutional, and/or violates social conventions, sworn oaths, the Rule of Law, Natural Law and/or the democratic Process
In the movie, "A Few Good Men", Colonel Jessup had his subordinates execute a plausibly deniable Code Red to physically discipline another soldier under his command.
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